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Lewis Hamilton and Mercedes launch F1 2018 car but still no £120m contract for Brit

Hamilton signed his current deal back in 2015, when he was a mere two-time world champion, netting himself an estimated £100million over the three years. He has since added two more titles to his record, drawing level with Sebastian Vettel and making his next payday said to be worth around £120m over the same period. And with less than 12 months left on Hamilton’s contract, the likes of Ferrari, Red Bull and even McLaren cannot help but take notice of the fact that his future remains foggy. But at the…

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Lewis Hamilton hints at move away from Mercedes! F1 champion spotted with unfamiliar face

Hamilton is the reigning F1 world champion, winning his fourth title in 2017 by beating Sebastian Vettel, and will later today help unveil the new challenger for the coming season. Crutchlow meanwhile is Britain’s leading racer on two wheels, having finished ninth last year in the MotoGP World Championship and won two races back in 2016. And the pair formed an all-British biking duo in California earlier this month, taking to the Chuckwalla Valley Raceway where Hamilton took a Kawasaki ZX-10R for a spin. “Cal invited me down for a…

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Lewis Hamilton: Max Verstappen makes surprise claim about Mercedes

Lewis Hamilton was dominant last season as he collected his fourth world title making him Britain’s most successful F1 driver of all time. Verstappen enjoyed some success, winning two races and finishing sixth overall in the drivers standings. While the Dutchman is likely to be a contender to Hamilton next season, he insists he would get more “satisfaction” winning a World Championship from a gruelling campaign as opposed to clinching the title with races to spare like Mercedes did. “Lewis [Hamilton] is very talented,” Verstappen told Mobil 1 The Grid.…

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F1 news: Daniel Ricciardo CRASHES in new Red Bull car on track debut

The closed session taking place at Silverstone circuit on Monday was limited to 100km on special Pirelli tyres. Footage provided by the team after the session showed Ricciardo driving the new RB14 out of the garage and down the pit lane before lapping in a cloud of spray, but did not mention any incident. But reports on Tuesday emerged claiming the session was cut short as the Australian hit the barrier when going round the track. Ricciardo reportedly suffered damage to the front of his car, suspension and floor. However,…

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F1 news: Fernando Alonso warns Lewis Hamilton with fresh claim ahead of 2018 season

Mercedes have been dominant for the last four years and their driver Lewis Hamilton was the latest to claim the Drivers’ Championship in 2017. But McLaren rival Alonso is hoping to upset the odds and challenge at the top end of the grid this time around. The Spaniard has not ended a season as world champion since his last success with Renault in 2006. But he is hoping to add to his two championships with a strong showing in 2018. “I said I was going to win and I’ll say…

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Michael Schumacher health update: What we know about F1 star’s health four years on

The most successful driver in the history of Formula 1, Michael Schumacher suffered a traumatic brain injury on the ski slopes in the French Alps on December 29, 2013 after falling and hitting his head on a rock. Despite wearing a ski helmet, Schumacher endured such catastrophic injuries that he had to undergo two surgical procedures after being airlifted to Grenoble Hospital. His doctors reported that he was put into a medically-induced coma and his condition was said to be stable in March 2014. In April 2014 Schumacher was withdrawn…

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F1 news: Max Verstappen aims sly dig at Lewis Hamilton and Mercedes

Hamilton clinched his fourth world title last year after seeing off the challenge from Sebastian Vettel. Heading into the 2017 season, Red Bull were expected to give Mercedes a strong push for the Constructors’ Championship. But it was Ferrari that gave Mercedes the strongest fight, although they were no match for Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas.  The new campaign is only six weeks away as teams get prepared to topple Mercedes and the likes of McLaren, Ferrari and Red Bull are all expected to push Mercedes even harder this season. However,…

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Lewis Hamilton contract update: Toto Wolff reveals latest on negotiations

Hamilton left McLaren after the 2012 season to join Mercedes, where he has now won three of his four F1 World Drivers’ Championships. The Brit is rumoured to have been close to leaving the team during the worst of his fallout with team-mate Nico Rosberg but has enjoyed a more harmonious relationship with Mercedes new boy Valtteri Bottas. And even with less than 12 months left on his current contract, Wolff sees an extension as something of an inevitability. “It is a ‘self-runner’, that we continue,” Wolff said. “It’s only…

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Lewis Hamilton sent HUGE warning by F1 rival Fernando Alonso

That is because McLaren driver Fernando Alonso thinks he is ready to compete at the front of the grid. Hamilton clinched his fourth Drivers’ Championship last year after seeing off the challenge of Sebastian Vettel with two races to spare. Mercedes’ reliability ensured Valtteri Bottas finish in third spot to complete the top three. But Alonso reckons that McLaren, Hamilton’s former team, can challenge for the title as he hopes to end a 12-year personal wait for a championship. “In terms of results, it is always going to be difficult…

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Lewis Hamilton: Toto Wolff makes big Mercedes contract claim ahead of new F1 season

Four-time world champion Lewis Hamilton is expected to sign a new deal with Mercedes, extending his stay with the team. But the 33-year-old, whose current deal runs until the end of this year, has to pledge his future. Wolff though is claim and believes the formalities will be tied up shortly. “Lewis has become such an important pillar within the team that it’s a no-brainer that we continue with each other,” the Austrian said in an interview on the team website (www.mercedesamgf1.com). “The discussions are ongoing in a very positive…

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